Kings County council will probably help cover some of the costs associated with a land purchase by the Village of Port Williams to help protect water quality. However, it won’t be the full amount the former council agreed to in principle.
Following a presentation by village commission vice chairman Craig Newcombe and a lengthy discussion, area Coun. Emma Van Rooyen moved to recommend making a $24,750 grant to the village.This would be contingent on a land use agreement between the village and county being successfully negotiated.
Councillors voted five to four to make the funding recommendation to council. Final approval will be considered at an upcoming council meeting.
Newcombe indicated the village would be okay with the decision and thanked council.
See more in the Feb. 26 edition of The Advertiser.